Another black eye for the Tennessee GOP
Ward's arrest is problematic for the GOP across the state on numerous fronts - primarily at the grassroots level. To have the president of a prominent statewide Republican activist group arrested for voter fraud will no doubt sting throughout the ranks of the Tennessee GOP. The impression on voters who read and hear of the arrest and subsequent stories about the allegations of voter fraud will be anything but positive. Those same voters will begin going to the polls to vote in less than eight weeks. The arrest may also be an embarrassment to Ward's son, Jeff, who heads TeamGOP.org and who recently endorsed Bob Corker for the U.S. Senate.